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DIANE ENGLISH to receive wgaw's 2011 paddy chayefskY laurel award for Television

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Emmy Award-winning Murphy Brown creator Diane English has been named recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West's 2011 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television, honoring lifetime achievement for outstanding television writing. English will be feted, along with other honorees, at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Saturday, February 5, 2011, in Hollywood. "Diane English is a total class act - a trailblazing, supremely talented writer whose groundbreak...

Sundance Channel's Up-to-the-Minute, All-Access Coverage of the 2011 Sundance Festival From January 21 - January 30

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  Sundance Channel sets up shop in Park City, Utah for the network's biggest ever exclusive, all-access, multimedia experience at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, taking place from January 20th - January 30th. For the first time ever, Sundance Channel will open its doors to Park City with a bricks-and-mortar operation, "Sundance Channel HQ." Located at the heart of the action at 692 Main Street, Sundance Channel HQ will be a non-stop hub connecting festival-goers, movie-lovers and...

Nominees for Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award in Göteborg

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  Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams Eight first-and second-time directors are competing for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, selected by an international jury. The prize is awarded for the fifth time and goes to "a debutante who in his film treats an existential theme that has a dynamic or experimental approach to the cinematic means of expression". The prize is a week's stay at the Bergman Week summer 2011, a DVD box with 23 Bergman films from Ingma...

WGA new media nominees

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New York and Los Angeles –The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for the WGA New Media Writing Awards. Winners will be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media“The Real Thing,” ”Identity Crisis,” “Girl Talk,” ”Naming Things,” “Curtain Up” (Anyone But Me), Story ...

Writers Guild of America Nominations

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  The Writers Guild of America, the most prestigious membership organization for television and film writers, announced its nominations this week for top scribes of the year. The nominees, an indicator of the Oscar nods due later this month, are not without controversy. Several of the year's most celebrated films have had their scripts disqualified due to the WGA's convoluted "minimum basic agreement" rules. The injunctions are rather hard to explain but disqualify film scrip...

WGA Video Game Writer Noms -- Yes, We Do Care

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent in about 10 years, ten months or ten minutes we will all care about the WGA's Video Game Writer nominees, depending on how much further games eclipse movies in revenue totals. Movies may have BO, but games smell like money. Video Game Writers will one day get their due.Until then, the WGA nominees for Video Games are:Still Nameless: But What a Sexy Statue 2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDSVIDEOGAME WRITING NOMINEES DO MATTER! The winner of this year’s...

Golden Globe 2011 nominations shock a couple of

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The Golden Globe nominations for 2011 were officially declared Tues early morning. The list of Golden Globe nominees looked much like that which was expected, including 5 nominations for “Glee” and 7 for “The King’s Speech”. There were some unpredicted movies on the list of Golden Globe nominees. Box-office flop "The Tourist" picked up a couple of nominations. Many individuals are planning to take out a pay day loan just to try and make it to the award show. To...

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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NOMINATIONS BY THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2011 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010   NOMINATIONS    1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA  a. BLACK SWAN  Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures  b. THE FIGHTER  Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media; Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media  c. INCEPTION  Warner Bros. Pictures UK LTD.; Warner Bros. Pictures  d. THE KING'S SPEEC...

Spike Jones returns to executive produce 2011 Writers Guild Awards' Los Angeles Show

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Executive Producer Spike Jones, Jr. has been tapped once again by the Writers Guild of America, West to executive produce its 2011 Writers Guild Awards’ Los Angeles show set for Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom. Jones, Jr. recently executive produced the WGAW’s 2010 awards ceremony this past February, as well as this year’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmys telecast. Having produced and directed many high-profile industry awards shows over the past ...

This weekend December 3-5 the 2010 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival shows cinema's most provocative and original work.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Company Name: 2010 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Email Address: minneapolisuff@gmail.com Web site address www.minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com This weekend December 3-5 2010 marks the Third Annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival. Held at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design the mission has always been to show the films you will not find broadcast, online or at the multiplex. Underground films come from the heart and are made with a passion ...

2010 Official program announced discounted tickets available until November 15th

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    The 2010 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival official schedule has been announced. 60 films will screen over three days and compete for prizes and awards. Ranging from short films to feature length documentaries, the film festival strives to present a unique voice and vision representing filmmakers from all walks of life. Please check minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com for more details and up to date schedule and filmmaker information.   7:00 PM Macumba...

Best short film festival?

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Hi. Just a quick question for all of you out there: which festival is the best for a short drama? Cheers   ...

An Interview With Beth Einhorn, Filmmaker & Tonight Show Writer

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We contacted Beth Einhorn recently to ask about her experiences working as a writer, producer, and director in TV comedy. She’s worked on The Chris Rock Show, HBO’s George Carlin specials, and Saturday Night Live, to name a few. Beth is currently a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She’s also written and directed independent films that screened at The Valley Film Festival (Simple Roasted Chicken in 2009 and A 3 1/2 Foot Perspective in 2007). This year VFF is screening 500 Days o...

The Indie Spirit

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From Todd Reynolds, who played Detective Bud Flanek... So yesterday afternoon saw a wrap on the shooting of the short Lee Goldberg film Remaindered. Today, as I bask in the afterglow, sipping a cup of Sassafras tea, I cannot help but reflect on how nice it is to be involved in interesting projects. To forge new friendships and cement old ones. To be around creative people, working together in good humor on something that they love.It's very exciting to see what is happening in the Ohio Riv...

Fishing with Jonas Fisch

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  Today I am speaking with the passionate Jonas Fisch, the talented TV and Film actor recently featured in films like: Angels and Demons (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and That Side of A Shadow (2010).       ME: Can you talk a little bit about your voiceover role in How to Train Your Dragon (2010)?     JONAS: I feel there's no point talking about "How to train your Dragon" since it was a quick voice over for a Europ...

Eric Roberts (The Expendables...) also stars in the film Light Years Away, whic

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  The Expendables (#1 film on IMDB & Summer Box Office Sensation) Star Eric Roberts, also stars in the film Light Years Away, which is now Available Through ITN Distribution. ITN's "Light Years Away" lead actor Eric Roberts (ranked #53 on IMDB!) stars in the summer blockbuster action film "The Expendables," which has grossed over 159 million worldwide.   Eric Roberts along with Christopher Knight (Brady Bunch, My Fair Brady), Adri...

Eric Roberts (The Expendables), stars in Light Years Away

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The Expendables (#1 film on IMDB & Summer Box Office Sensation) Star Eric Roberts, also stars in the film Light Years Away, which is now Available Through ITN Distribution. ITN's "Light Years Away" lead actor Eric Roberts (ranked #53 on IMDB!) stars in the summer blockbuster action film "The Expendables," which has grossed over 159 million worldwide. Eric Roberts along with Christopher Knight (Brady Bunch, My Fair Brady), Adrienne Curry (My Fair Brady, American's Next Top Model) and Meadow Will...

Interview on Bowling Green NBC affiliate WNKY!

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Bowling Green's WNKY morning show interview with DCFF Co-Founer Kris Rommel. Thanks to Morgan for having us on!  http://www.wnky.net/home/video/derbycityfilmfest-101885668.html Remember submissions now open until December 1st! $10 short film, $15 feature film. 9 Catagories! ...

11th New York International Latino Film Festival Opening Night Video Coverage

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by Maria Esteves - August 26, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 (NYILFF10) presented by HBO was held at theaters in New York City, July 27 - August 1, 2010. NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla, executive director Elizabeth Gardner, HBO vice president, acquisition & multicultural marketing Lucinda Martinez-Desir, and many others opened the 2010 NYILFF at the SVA theatre, Tuesday, July 27, 7:00 PM. NYILFF founder/ex...

‘Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin’ to Premier en Reelzchannel

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TV About Movies® today announced a lively and no-holds barred look at the week in show business and tapped veteran entertainment reporter Sam Rubin to host the weekly half-hour show ‘Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin.' Think The McLaughlin Group meets Real Time with Bill Maher with a Hollywood spin. Los Angeles-based Rubin is a familiar face on REELZCHANNEL as a longtime contributor and correspondent on Hollywood Dailies, the network's daily show that focuses on the world of movies, ...

News from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival

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With over 40 countries representing more than 200 films from around the world each year, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival hosts an average of 26,000 children and their parents and teachers at several venues through-out Chicago each year and is the largest annual festival of films for children in the world. The mission of WTTW11 is to provide relevant and distinctive programming for diverse audiences in Chicago and around the nation. With a special commitment to children's conte...

IFTA inks programing deal with NBCU

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has reached an agreement with Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal to provide enhanced independent programming opportunities on NBCU’s broadcast and cable networks, as well as Comcast Cable’s VOD and online platforms, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced. The agreement, a summary of which was filed today by Comcast, General Electric Company and NBCU with the Federal Communications Commission, offers greater consideration for independent...

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